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Jun. 22, 2012

Can 3D Printers Reshape the World?

From batteries to bikinis, a look at what’s in the queue for 3D printers.

maker, fabricator, fabrication, manufacturing, templates, DIY, 3d printing, technology

May. 06, 2011

Are Your Gadgets Spying On You?

Can electronics makers collect and share your data without your consent?

privacy, security, mobile devices

Feb. 03, 2012

Drone Technology Reaches New Heights

Experts discuss the military and commercial applications of increasingly sophisticated drones.

military, surveilance, armed forces, robots, flight, robotic aircraft

May. 18, 2012

Stroke Victims Think, Robotic Arm Acts

A pill-sized implant turns thought into action for two individuals paralyzed by stroke.

nerve damage, paralyzed, quadriplegic, neural control, assistive technologies, handicapped

Jul. 24, 2009

Cell Phone Microscope

Researchers describe an portable fluorescent microscope they've built using a cell phone and inexpensive parts.

cell phone, microscope, developing countries, medical

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Meet The Balloonatics

\tIt's crunch time for the 'balloonatics' at Macy's Parade Studio. The balloons themselves, which are designed and fabricated in a warehouse in New Jersey, are getting their final checkup before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. John Piper and Jim Artle take us around the studio and spill the secrets of inflation, explain how to calculate whether your balloon will float, and explain why the balloons look better after a little time in the sun.

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